Yosemite Valley as seen from Turtleback Dome

Yosemite Valley View from Turtleback Dome (100 mm)

This is the view looking east to Yosemite Valley from the top of Turtleback Dome. The photo cheats by zooming in a bit (to 100 mm on a crop-sensor camera, in case that's meaningful to you) to maximize the drama, but it's still impressive in person. For the sake of completeness, see just below a photo from the same spot zoomed out to 24 mm, which is wider and more distant than it looks from on the scene, and below it, for comparison, a photo from the Tunnel View, which is about a mile and a half closer to the valley.

The Same View at 24 MM

The Tunnel View